Los Angeles DUI Attorney
Drunk driving arrests are serious business.
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you may face serious penalties. These charges are harshly prosecuted by law enforcement and local officials, and conviction could result in severe sentencing. Without the help of a skilled drunk driving lawyer, you may find yourself in a situation where you are facing up to 6 months in jail - for a
first DUI offense! By enlisting a talented attorney for your case, you can be confident that your voice will be heard. An experienced law firm will be able to provide your case with the powerful advocacy before the court and DMV that you need and deserve to fight for your freedoms and driving privileges.
Don't let yourself become a victim of an overzealous law enforcement officer or an aggressive prosecuting attorney. Instead, take a moment to review your options and contact a defense attorney at Okabe & Haushalter. At our firm, our lawyers have the experience and knowledge which is so valuable in defending drunk driving charges. Additionally, we have the dedication and commitment to our clients which has helped us secure so many successful case results through our years of criminal defense practice.
Were you arrested for intoxicated driving?
From the moment you are pulled over to the side of the road by a police officer for suspected drunk driving, you will be in danger of facing criminal charges for driving under the influence. The officer will follow certain procedure, including the administration of
field sobriety tests to establish probable cause and then arrest you. After your arrest, you will face a
breath or blood test to determine your blood alcohol level. In this and all issues related to your case, you have specific rights. Law enforcement officers must also follow certain procedure in these processes. A single mistake or violation of your rights may be enough to give your lawyer the opportunity to effectively challenge your charges. Make sure you offer him or her the greatest opportunity of making a difference in the outcome of your case.
What can our firm do for you? Why don't you contact us for a free case evaluation and find out. We are happy to discuss your charges with you to determine how we may be able to help. Our offices are conveniently located in Los Angeles, Redondo Beach and Beverly Hills. When you talk to an attorney at our firm, we will take the time to talk to you about your options and will offer you straightforward, helpful information that will guide you toward the right decision for your unique case.
Cutting-Edge DUI Defense Strategies in Los Angeles
Fighting intoxicated driving charges is not easy, and it requires a degree of innovation and a great deal of knowledge on the part of your defense attorney. Ryan T. Okabe and Mark J. Haushalter have the necessary knowledge and creativity for drunk driving charges. A former public defender and a former prosecutor, our attorneys together create a formidable criminal defense law firm which offers aggressive, effective defense representation for a number of DUI-related offenses, including underage drinking and driving,
commercial vehicle DUI,
multiple DUI offenses,
DUI with injury and
felony DUI. We can also assist clients who have been wrongfully convicted by handling their
appeals to help them get a second chance at a positive case result.
It may seem that a failed breath test or allegedly poor performance on field sobriety tests would eliminate any chance of avoiding conviction. However, there are actually a number of different defense strategies that may be effective against these charges, no matter how strong the prosecution's case may seem. There are ways to challenge breath or blood test results or to question the manner in which field sobriety tests were performed. The lawfulness of the initial police stop or the arrest may also be scrutinized.
At times, it may be a seemingly small issue that turns an entire case around in a defendant's favor, leading to a dismissal or acquittal. We believe the key in challenging drunk driving charges is to take an individualized approach while using our resources to conduct a careful investigation into every angle of the case and evidence against our client. Additionally, we provide legal representation for our clients at their DMV hearings - an essential part of any driving under the influence case. Separate from the criminal proceedings, a DMV hearing will be held at your local Drivers Safety Office and will concern the suspension of your driver's license.
Powerful Representation in the Greater LA Area
Intoxicated driving charges are very serious, and you should be sure that your attorney has the skill and experience needed to provide you with a powerful defense. These charges can have a lasting impact upon your career, relationships, and personal freedoms, so it is crucial to enlist effective representation for your case. Our firm has defended countless clients against drunk driving charges, and we are prepared to fight for you. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to your arrest, as many charges are the result of unlawful stops. Our team will work tirelessly to create a detailed and compelling defense for your case.
Throughout the entire DUI process, from the DMV hearing to all court appearances and a trial, if necessary, the attorneys at our firm keep our clients informed of what is going on and offer much-needed legal advice and representation every step of the way. When you trust your case in our capable hands, you can feel confident with the knowledge that we will do our utmost to help you avoid license suspension, jail time, fines and the many other penalties associated with a drunk driving conviction in Southern California.
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at our firm to find out what a difference our aggressive and knowledgeable defense representation can make in your life.